I felt lousy for parts of nearly every day of the month. The worms kept getting larger and more plentiful to the point of some horror movie stuff. It was difficult for me to believe that I could have many worms of multiple species. I can only wonder how much they’ve been negatively affecting me and for how long they’ve been a problem. I may be able to figure it out once I’ve had enough time to evaluate my health without them.
Each time I passed a parasite, I felt worse from the die-off reactions. I had headaches, lethargy, and brain fog. It hampered my productivity until the last week when I paused taking the supplements due to travel. At that point, it looked like this health update would be the first one without any positives. Then I received and used a Doctor’s Data Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology stool collection kit mid-month to see if I had gotten rid of all the parasites. If I hadn’t, I wanted to find out which kind I had so that I could seek a prescription anti-parasitic treatment to hasten the protocol.
Thankfully, the test came back negative, so I’m in the clear! The results showed that my gut health was remarkably healthy. It was a bit surprising to me that there were no parasites left because I was still passing some questionable things at the time of collection. But it turned out that what I was seeing by then were worm look-a-likes that were mucous threads. That said, I am sure that I did have worms prior to that. Several obvious visuals and characteristics of worms and potent die-off reactions daily have me and my doctor convinced me that I was dealing with parasites. By the time I write my next health update, I suspect that I’ll see some improvement in my symptoms that will be further evidence that they were present.
Interestingly, the test turned up only one problem amidst my flourishing gut health. I have an overgrowth of the bacteria Klebsiella oxytoca, which can cause GI and joint symptoms and contribute to autoimmunity. This excites me considering my history with autoimmune diseases and near-daily aches in many of my joints.
To combat the strain, I’m now taking uva ursi and grape seed extract for the next two months, which should take care of that bacteria. If this bacteria is indeed causing my regular joint aches, I suspect I will unlock a new level of strength-building potential. It can take me half an hour for my joints to loosen up and stop aching when I exercise, and some days it doesn’t go away at all. I think this is one of the more promising avenues for progress that’s arisen for me in quite some time.